Cynthia Morgan (Morganica) discusses how she makes jewelry, including jewels and vessels in crystal, glass, metal clay, and enamel. She reviews her work in silver clays and base metal clay, using precious and semi-precious stones, and enamel. Included will be making, carving, and layering metal clay, setting stones into metal clay, enamelwork on copper and silver metal clay, and engineering mounts and settings for pate de verre jewelry pieces.
Twistbox, one of the four silver, enamel, and gemstone boxes I'm working on. Here, I'm starting to refine the dried clay, trimming and sanding until it's as perfect as possible before firing. "Ever hear of 'crawl, walk, run?'" an exasperated instructor once asked, "Ever TRIED crawling first?" I can hear her now, over my latest fiasc...er, learning experience: [...]